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Your teacher has already seen this. See Theoi; it has properly-sourced information. Known errors: Generally inconsistent sourcing. This chart was made in 2004, and Wikipedia was treated as a primary source. Hyperion is also a Titan. Image detail for -... Results 1 - 18 of about 209,000 for 12 Greek Gods and Goddesses.

APHRODITE : Greek Goddess of Love & Beauty. APHRODITE was the great Olympian goddess of beauty, love, pleasure and and procreation.

APHRODITE : Greek Goddess of Love & Beauty

She was depicted as a beautiful woman usually accompanied by the winged godling Eros (Love). Her attributes included a dove, apple, scallop shell and mirror. In classical sculpture and fresco she was often depicted nude. HERMES : Greek God of Herds, Trade & Athletics, Herald of the Gods. DIONYSUS : Greek God of Wine & Festivity. DIONYSOS (or Dionysus) was the great Olympian god of wine, vegetation, pleasure and festivity.

DIONYSUS : Greek God of Wine & Festivity

He was depicted as either an older bearded god or a pretty effeminate, long-haired youth. His attributes included the thyrsos (a pine-cone tipped staff), drinking cup, leopard and fruiting vine. He was usually accompanied by a troop of Satyrs and Mainades (female devotees or nymphs). ATHENA : Greek Goddess of Wisdom, Crafts & War. Mythology, w/ pictures. HEPHAESTUS : Greek God of Fire & Metalworking. HEPHAISTOS was the great Olympian god of fire, metalworking, stonemasonry and the art of sculpture.

HEPHAESTUS : Greek God of Fire & Metalworking

He was usually depicted as a bearded man holding hammer and tongs--the tools of a smith--and riding a donkey. APOLLO : Greek God of Music, Healing & Prophecy. ARTEMIS : Greek Goddess of Hunting & the Wilderness. ARTEMIS was the great Olympian goddess of hunting, wilderness and wild animals.

ARTEMIS : Greek Goddess of Hunting & the Wilderness

She was also a goddess of childbirth, and the protectress of the girl child up to the age of marriage. Her twin brother Apollon was similarly the protector of the boy child. Together the two gods were also bringers of sudden death and disease--Artemis targetted women and girls, and Apollon men and boys. In ancient art Artemis was usually depicted as a girl dressed in a short knee-length chiton and equipped with a hunting bow and quiver of arrows. HESTIA : Greek Goddess of the Hearth & Home. HESTIA was the virgin goddess of the hearth (both private and municipal) and the home.

HESTIA : Greek Goddess of the Hearth & Home

As the goddess of the family hearth she also presided over the cooking of bread and the preparation of the family meal. Hestia was also the goddess of the sacrificial flame and received a share of every sacrifice to the gods. The cooking of the communal feast of sacrificial meat was naturally a part of her domain. In myth Hestia was the first born child of Kronos and Rhea who was swallowed by her father at birth. Zeus later forced the old Titan to disgorge Hestia and her siblings. Hestia was depicted in Athenian vase painting as a modestly veiled woman sometimes holding a flowered branch (of a chaste tree ?).

Hesiod, Theogony 453 ff (trans. Homeric Hymn 5 to Aphrodite 18 ff (trans. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 4 - 7 (trans. POSEIDON : Greek God of the Sea & Earthquakes. POSEIDON (Poseidôn), the god of the Mediterranean sea.

POSEIDON : Greek God of the Sea & Earthquakes

His name seems to be connected with potos, pontos and potamos, according to which he is the god of the fluid element. (Müller, Proleg. p. 290.) He was a son of Cronos and Rhea (whence he is called Kronios and by Latin poets Saturnius, Pind. HERA : Greek Goddess of Marriage, Queen of Heaven. Her character, as described by Homer, is not of a very amiable kind, and its main features are jealousy, obstinacy, and a quarrelling disposition, which sometimes makes her own husband tremble (i. 522, 536, 561, v. 892.)

HERA : Greek Goddess of Marriage, Queen of Heaven

Hence there arise frequent disputes between Hera and Zeus; and on one occasion Hera, in conjunction with Poseidon and Athena, contemplated putting Zeus into chains (viii. 408, i. 399). Zeus, in such cases, not only threatens, but beats her; and once he even hung her up in the clouds, her hands chained, and with two anvils suspended from her feet (viii. 400, &c., 477, xv. 17, &c.; Eustath. ad Hom. p. 1003).

Hence she is frightened by his threats, and gives way when he is angry; and when she is unable to gain her ends in any other way, she has recourse to cunning and intrigues (xix. 97). ZEUS : Greek King of the Gods, God of Sky & Weather. In the meantime Cronos by a cunning device of Ge or Metis was made to bring up the children he had swallowed, and first of all the stone, which was afterwards set up by Zeus at Delphi.

ZEUS : Greek King of the Gods, God of Sky & Weather

The young god now delivered the Cyclopes from the bonds with which they had been fettered by Cronos, and they in their gratitude provided him with thunder and lightning. HADES : Greek king of the underworld, god of the dead ; mythology ; pictures : HAIDES, PLUTO. HAIDES (Aides, Aidoneus, or Hades) was the King of the Underworld, the god of death and the dead.

HADES : Greek king of the underworld, god of the dead ; mythology ; pictures : HAIDES, PLUTO

He presided over funeral rites and defended the right of the dead to due burial. Haides was also the god of the hidden wealth of the earth, from the fertile soil with nourished the seed-grain, to the mined wealth of gold, silver and other metals. Hades was devoured by Kronos as soon as he was born, along with four of his siblings. PERSEPHONE : Greek queen of the underworld, goddess of spring ; mythology ; pictures : PROSERPINA. PERSEPHONE was the goddess queen of the underworld, wife of the god Haides. She was also the goddess of spring growth, who was worshipped alongside her mother Demeter in the Eleusinian Mysteries. This agricultural-based cult promised its initiates passage to a blessed afterlife. Persephone was titled Kore (the Maiden) as the goddess of spring's bounty.

Once upon a time when she was playing in a flowery meadow with her Nymph companions, Kore was seized by Haides and carried off to the underworld as his bride. Persephone & Demeter (myth) - Ancient Greek & Roman Gods for Kids. Zeus, the king of all the gods, had two brothers and three sisters. Each had an important job. His sister, Demeter, was in charge of the harvest. If Demeter did not do her job, the crops could die, and everyone would starve. It was important to keep Demeter happy. Everyone helped out with that - both gods and mortals. As the story goes .... DEMETER : Greek Goddess of Agriculture & Grain. DEMETER was the great Olympian goddess of agriculture, grain, and bread, the prime sustenance of mankind.

She also presided over the foremost of the Mystery Cults which promised its intiates the path to a blessed afterlife. Demeter was depicted as a mature woman, often crowned and holding sheafs of wheat and and a torch. Some of the more famous myths featuring the goddess include:-- The abduction of her daughter Persephone by Hades, and the great dearth she brought down upon the earth; The nursing of Demophoon, the young son of King Keleus of Eleusis; The journeys of Triptolemos, a hero sent by the goddess to instruct mankind in agriculture; Her assault by Poseidon who forcefully coupled with her in the form of a horse; The punishment of Erysikhthon who was cursed with an unquenchable hunger by the goddess for cutting down her holy grove.

Homeric Hymn 2 to Demeter 1 ff (trans. Orphic Hymn 40 to Demeter (trans. Orphic Hymn 41 to Demeter : "To Meter Antaia (Cerulean Mother) [Demeter].